I am super exited for two of my friends, Laura and Sharlyn to launch their own clothing brand called “Whiskey Teacup”. https://www.facebook.com/whiskeyteacup1?fref=ts
Whiskey Teacup will official launch on June 21 with a Pop Up Shop and will run until June 23rd. The location is at China Town, 434 Columbia Street. Laura and Sharlyn will be working and sharing the space together with the local jewellery designer, Danielle Webster, who has a line called Charles&Grace Jewelry http://www.charlesandgracejewelry.com/
This event will feature a photo booth sponsored by One1One Magazine (http://one1onemagazine.com/) and Music Played by DJ parAydise ~ 7pm-9pm (https://soundcloud.com/paraydise) and Frank Spinatra ~ 9pm-11pm (https://soundcloud.com/frankspinatra)
The store hours on the 21st are 12pm to 6pm and 7pm-11pm for the launch party. The 22nd and 23rd Pop Up Shop will be open from 11am – 8pm.
Laura is originally from Saskatchewan and Sharlyn is from Alberta. Laura and Sharlyn both moved to Vancouver to study fashion. They met at Holt Renfrew ,high-end department store in Vancouver, where they worked as interns. I met Laura at Vancouver College where we both studied Fashion Merchandising. Sharlyn studied at the Art Institute of Vancouver.
Laura and Sharlyn have been working together for the last two years, but it wasn’t until March of this year when they decided to start making and selling their own clothes. Not only do they have a similar aesthetic, but also have similar goals and dreams. They are inspired by festival wear and unique pieces, love dressing up and their designs are meant to reflect that. This collection consists of a lot of fringed jersey tops and bottoms and also structured pieces made out of clear plastic.
These garments play off both sides of the spectrum – flowy versus structure. The fabrics and looks are different but can be worn together and work harmoniously. Laura and Sharlyn find that they are usually inspired first by unique fabrics and think of the designs second. They make a very conscious effort to use all left over fabric scraps by turning them into scarves, jewelry, ect. Their near future plans are to sell at various markets and festivals.
Sharlyn came up with the name Whiskey Teacup from a quote she saw which was, “She’s the whiskey in my teacup.”